Mary Baldwin College
Spencer Center for Civic & Global Engagement
Staunton, VA 24401
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MBC in Paris: Everyday French

Term To Study: May-Term 2014
Application Deadline: Nov 01, 2014
Program Starts: May 01, 2014
Program Ends: May 30, 2014
Major 1: Foreign Language / Literature French
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,500
Program Locations: Paris
Contact Phone: 540-887-7068
Contact Name: Dr. Martha Walker
Contact Email:
What is Included: Includes:
• Airfare
• 3 weeks accommodation with a Parisian host family
• Breakfast & dinner with your host family
• Tickets to 3 major plays in Paris
• Museum entrance fees: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, Versailles
• Commuter train transportation to Versailles
• Transportation between Staunton & Dulles Airport
• Travel insurance
What is not Included: Doesn’t include spending money for metro passes, lunch every day, books (nominal! probably less than $20), shopping, leisure activities, etc. I’m happy to talk with you about spending money estimates and how to plan & pinch pennies if you have to.
Program Description

Course description:
This course will have two components: a three-week academic course on French theater & a three-week home-stay with a French family.

Theater course: Students will spend weekday mornings in class reading & discussing 3-4 plays over the course of the term in preparation for attending productions of these plays while in Paris. Student assignments, in addition to the obvious reading, will include written analyses and oral exposés. Students successfully completing the course will receive a traditional letter grade and 3 semester hours of course credit for French 255.

Home-stay: Students will be placed with families in the Paris area, giving them the opportunity to hone day-to-day language skills in their living environment as well as to experience French culture from the inside. They will keep a journal in French of this experience and have weekly individual meetings with me to discuss life with their French families and evaluate their own Successful completion of the home-stay and its evaluative components will result in credit for Everyday French, French 203 (3 s.h.), on a P/NC basis.

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Population: 65630692
Capital: Paris
Per-capita GDP: $ 35600
Size: 643801 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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